updated 10:10 am EDT, Fri October 4, 2002
Creative House has updated its vector-based paint program Expression 3. It has new paint tools, including dynamic erasing using arbitrary graphic objects, real-time feflection mapped fill, user-definable fringe textures for organic blotting effects and fuzzy fills, effect lines for comics and dramatic line patterns, a new transform fill, and independent control of width and transparency variability. Other features include native support of Photoshop PSD and PNG format (including image import/export). Upgrades to the $150 application are $100 for registered users. A 30-day demo for Mac OS 8/9 and OS X is available online.